By Theodore E. Sterne New York and London: Inter science Publishers, Inc. Pp. xi + 206. Price (Paper Edition) 19s. (Cloth Edition) 34s.
Recognizing that to-day there are few specialists in Celestial Mechanics, while at the same time many physicists and engineers will meet its problems in connection with missiles, satellites and space vehicles, the author has here collected, in accessible form, ... [Show full abstract] the main results of two and a half centuries of work since Newton on planetary orbits. Obviously 200 pages will allow only the essential steps of the more important methods and a mere outline of others.